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File #: Res 1251-2016    Version: * Name: LU 453 - Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES PROJECT CLUSTER 4, CD 27, Queens (20175039 HAQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/13/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 223-19 111th Avenue (Block 11206, Lot 67), 114-26 208th Street (Block 11026, Lot 379), 197-18 116th Avenue (Block 11069, Lot 198), 190-17 115th Drive (Block 11033, Lot 69), 117-27 204th Street (Block 12634, Lot 24), 198-14 119th Avenue (Block 12654, Lot 7), 190-01 118th Road (Block 12605, Lot 39), 186-20 Foch Boulevard (Block 12438, Lot 142), 177-48 Baisley Boulevard (Block 12462, Lot 12), 177-19 120th Avenue (Block 12469, Lot 137), 171-48 119th Road (Block 12375, Lot 85), 168-32 119th Avenue (Block 12370, Lot 16) and 168-31 118th Road (Block 12368, Lot 53), Borough of Queens; and waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure; and granting a real estate tax exemption pursuant to Article 16 of New York General Municipal Law (L.U. No. 453; 20175039 HAQ).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez E. Dickens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. August 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of September 5, 2016 - September 9, 2016, 3. REVISED - Land Use Calendar - Week of September 5, 2016 - September 9, 2016, 4. Hearing Transcript - Planning 9-7-16, 5. Hearing Testimony - Planning 9-7-16, 6. Land Use Calendar - Week of September 19, 2016 - September 23, 2016, 7. Hearing Transcript - Planning 9-20-16, 8. Hearing Testimony - Planning 9-20-16, 9. Land Use Calendar - Week of October 3, 2016 - October 7, 2016, 10. Land Use Calendar - October 6, 11. Hearing Testimony - Planning 10-5-16, 12. October 13, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Committee Report, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-13-16, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 13, 2016

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1251

 

Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 223-19 111th Avenue (Block 11206, Lot 67), 114-26 208th Street (Block 11026, Lot 379), 197-18 116th Avenue (Block 11069, Lot 198), 190-17 115th Drive (Block 11033, Lot 69), 117-27 204th Street (Block 12634, Lot 24), 198-14 119th Avenue (Block 12654, Lot 7), 190-01 118th Road (Block 12605, Lot 39), 186-20 Foch Boulevard (Block 12438, Lot 142), 177-48 Baisley Boulevard (Block 12462, Lot 12), 177-19 120th Avenue (Block 12469, Lot 137), 171-48 119th Road (Block 12375, Lot 85), 168-32 119th Avenue (Block 12370, Lot 16) and 168-31 118th Road (Block 12368, Lot 53), Borough of Queens; and waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure; and granting a real estate tax exemption pursuant to Article 16 of New York General Municipal Law (L.U. No. 453; 20175039 HAQ).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Dickens

 

                                          WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on July 19, 2016 its request dated July 12, 2016 that the Council take the following actions regarding the proposed Urban Development Action Area Project (the "Project") located at 223-19 111th Avenue (Block 11206, Lot 67), 114-26 208th Street (Block 11026, Lot 379), 197-18 116th Avenue (Block 11069, Lot 198), 190-17 115th Drive (Block 11033, Lot 69), 117-27 204th Street (Block 12634, Lot 24), 198-14 119th Avenue (Block 12654, Lot 7), 190-01 118th Road (Block 12605, Lot 39), 186-20 Foch Boulevard (Block 12438, Lot 142), 177-48 Baisley Boulevard (Block 12462, Lot 12), 177-19 120th Avenue (Block 12469, Lot 137), 171-48 119th Road (Block 12375, Lot 85), 168-32 119th Avenue (Block 12370, Lot 16) and 168-31 118th Road (Block 12368, Lot 53), Borough of Queens (the "Exemption Area"):

 

                        1.                     Find that the present status of the Exemption Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality and that the proposed Urban Development Action Area Project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law;

 

                        2.                     Waive the area designation requirement of Section 693 of the General Municipal Law pursuant to said Section;

 

                        3.                     Waive the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City Charter pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law;

 

                        4.                     Approve the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law; and

 

                        5.                     Approve the exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law (the "Tax Exemption").

 

                           WHEREAS, the Project is to be developed on land that is an eligible area as defined in Section 692 of the General Municipal Law, consists solely of the rehabilitation or conservation of existing private or multiple dwellings or the construction of one to four unit dwellings, and does not require any change in land use permitted under the New York City Zoning Resolution;

 

                           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on October 5, 2016;

 

                      WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Project;

 

RESOLVED:

 

                           The Council finds that the present status of the Exemption Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York and that a designation of the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law.

 

                           The Council waives the area designation requirement pursuant to Section 693 of the General Municipal Law.

 

The Council waives the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City Charter pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.

 

                           The Council approves the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.

 

                           The Project shall be developed in a manner consistent with the Project Summary that HPD has submitted to the Council, a copy of which is attached hereto.

 

                           The exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law is approved as follows:

 

a.                     All of the value of the buildings, structures, and other improvements situated on the Exemption Area shall be exempt from local and municipal real property taxation, other than assessments for local improvements and land value, for a period of twenty years, during the last ten years of which such exemption shall decrease in equal annual decrements.  Such exemption shall commence on January 1st or July 1st on the later of date after Sponsor acquires the Exemption Area or enters into an enforcement mortgage with HPD. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no exemption shall be granted hereunder if the cost of such rehabilitation is less than the assessed value of such building as determined in the tax year immediately preceding the grant of the tax exemption hereunder.

 

b.                     The tax exemption granted hereunder shall terminate with respect to all or any portion of the Exemption Area if HPD determines that such real property has not been, or is not being, developed, used, and/or operated in compliance with the requirements of all applicable agreements made by the Sponsor or the owner of such real property with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York or HUD.  HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination of noncompliance to the owner of such real property and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than ninety (90) days.  If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the partial tax exemption granted hereunder shall prospectively terminate with respect to the real property specified therein.

 

Adopted.

 

                           Office of the City Clerk, }

                           The City of New York,  } ss.:

 

                                                   I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of The City of New York on October 13, 2016, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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